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black opal

noun, Mineralogy
1.
a dark variety of opal having the characteristic opaline play of color.
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  • In every man's eyes was the same worshipful appreciation of black opal.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • They could not, he said, accept the magnificent pessimism of black opal.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • For both, black opal had a subtle, inexplicable fascination.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • A black opal surrounded with canary diamonds flashed in sunlight.

    The Higher Court Mary Stewart Daggett
  • black opal had no more passionate lover than himself, Michael knew.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • He had the reputation, too, of being one of the best judges of black opal on the fields.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • The fire-gleams flickered over the glossy case of the piano until it glowed like a black opal.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • He did not altogether believe he would find it, that wonderful piece of black opal; but he dreamed, like a child, of finding it.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • He could not believe he had become so besotted in his admiration of black opal that he was ready to steal—steal from a mate.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • There was nothing in the world he liked better than smoking and yarning with men of the Ridge about black opal.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
British Dictionary definitions for black opal

black opal

noun
1.
any opal of a dark coloration, not necessarily black
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